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Paul Scholes reveals ‘worry’ about handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract

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“It’s a little bit of a worry.”

Paul Scholes has outlined the “only problem” with offering Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract at the club.

Scholes believes that Solskjaer’s failure to win any trophies is a “worry” despite admitting that the current side has made “progress from the manager before.”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Last week, Solskjaer completed two years in charge of the Red Devils since being handed the role in a permanent capacity back in March 2019.

The Norwegian has earned plenty of praise for the positive impact he’s had at Old Trafford during his managerial spell.

The 48-year-old has offered more first-team opportunities to youngsters such as Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford.

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In addition, he has steered Man United to four semi-finals across various competitions and he helped the team secure a third-place finish during the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

However, for all his positive influences, Solskjaer has yet to lift a trophy with Man United, a fact many of his critics are quick to highlight.

Scholes on Solskjaer contract.

Scholes, speaking on the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, offered his opinion on whether Solskjaer, whose contract expires in June 2022, deserves a new deal.

“I think he probably deserves it. There’s been progress from the manager before,” Scholes said.

“I think the team looks a lot better, it’s much more exciting, there are goals in the team – which you always expect from a United team, anyway.

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“I think the only problem is: win something. It’s a little bit of a worry. Losing the (FA Cup) quarter-final to Leicester, it wasn’t good.

“For fans especially, the Europa League was tough in Milan, I thought players looked a little bit jaded – (Bruno) Fernandes especially.

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“He probably did need the rest against Leicester, but on the other hand, I don’t think United are in a position to rest people for the big games.

“I think they have 12 or 13 players that are good enough to go and win a lot of games. Is the squad then deep enough when you’re leaving these big players out to go on and win the bigger games?”

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